It seems like only yesterday that we were in Vancouver for the Spring OpenStack Summit and it’s already time to start turning our attention to Tokyo for the Fall summit. Tokyo will be my first Summit representing Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances. An important aspect of any Summit are the […]

The worst day of my life occurred on February 28, 2012.  That was the day my wife, Christine, lost her nearly 2 year long battle against stomach cancer at the age of 39, leaving me behind with our then 8 year old daughter, Erin.  I am not one who believes in the redeeming value of tragedies […]

  The good folks over at Mirantis recently started their own podcast to complement their very informative OpenStack:Now newsletter.  I had a great time chatting with Nick Chase and John Jainschigg about what is happening in the OpenStack ecosystem, about VMware, and about what Platform9 is doing to change the game when it comes to private […]

As many of you know, I recently joined a company called Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing. Our mission is to make private clouds easy for any enterprise at any scale. This means creating a solution that provide some important benefits for our customers including: A private cloud that is not only simple to deploy […]

Now that folks have heard/read about my recent change in employment, the question I want to answer is, “why did I decide to bet my career on Platform9?”  While making my decision, I primarily evaluated three areas that can be summarized by the acronym TOP. Technology – Does the technology address customer needs and does […]

Two credos that I live by in terms of my career choices are: Always be willing to challenge yourself by trying something new and by learning new things Assuming you have enough resources to take care of yourself and your family, do the things you are passionate about and not just what makes you more […]

  This post is targeted specifically at readers who are new to Apache Mesos. I’ve been writing about Apache Mesos and it’s importance as an operating system kernel for the next generation data center. You can read those posts here: Part 1: True OS For The SDDC Part 2: Digging Deeper Into Mesos Part 3: […]


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